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Have you ever experienced problems with getting mail or parcels delivered to you on campus? Have you ever wondered why this happens? If you answered “yes,” we have an answer for you: Official Campus Addresses. Use your official campus address or you run the risk of having problems receiving your expected items.

The University of Houston has a unique zip code of 77204. This zip code was issued by the United States Postal Service in 1988. In 2001, the university decided to assign new addresses to each college/department including a zip + 4 digits which also functions as your internal mail code. These addresses and mail codes are assigned by UH Postal Services.

The buildings on campus that are located on one of the four streets surrounding the campus were assigned addresses utilizing the street names. The buildings within the interior of the campus were assigned “street addresses” using building names. The current campus address listing can always be located on the UH Printing and Postal Services web page at Look under “Quick Links” and click on “Campus Addresses/Mailcodes.” Open the Excel spreadsheet. The listings are in alphabetical order by college and/or department.

UH Postal Services have worked diligently with UPS and FedEx to provide them with the updated campus addresses whenever new departments are added or when moves occur. The correct addressing format is listed below and should be used for all of your incoming USPS mail and your overnight delivery items:

INDIVIDUAL’S NAME (given name, not a nickname)
OFFICIAL CAMPUS ADDRESS (from Campus Address List)
HOUSTON, TX 77204-_ _ _ _

This is especially important to remember when utilizing your P-card to order items via telephone or online. People have a tendency to include their own room/office numbers in their delivery instructions instead of the delivery location in their official campus address. Many people also use:

4800 CALHOUN RD. ROOM # (fill in the blank)

The above address should be utilized for directional purposes only – locating the campus using a GPS or MapQuest, etc. All of these incorrect addresses cause confusion for the person performing the delivery, and it also causes you added expense if the items are returned and have to be re-delivered. Both UPS and FedEx charge $10 for every package that is addressed incorrectly and is then submitted for a re-delivery. In one recent incident, a department had 20 boxes with incorrect addresses and received a $200 invoice for redelivery fees.

We have over 5,000+ faculty and staff on the Houston campus and only 300 official campus addresses. If everyone is aware of the correct addressing procedures for the Houston campus and follows the correct addressing format, then the majority of the “Where is my envelope?” or “Where is my shipment?” issues can become a thing of the past.

Please direct all questions concerning official campus addresses to Sally J. Rowland-Ketley, Director of UH Printing and Postal Services. Ms. Rowland-Ketley can be reached at 713-743-5824 or by email at